I have never been involved in certificate scandal – Jonathan


The immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday said he was never involved in any certificate scandal.


Jonathan made the denial while reacting to a report which named him as one of those said to be involved in certificate scandal.

  • In a statement by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, the former President said it was wrong to have linked him to certificate scandal.
  • Dismissing the report, Eze noted that the classmates of the former President in all the schools he attended were still alive.
  • Eze said the ex-President had “never been linked to any doubt, scandal or controversy concerning his academic qualifications.
  • “We really don’t know where this is coming from, but we wish to remain unambiguous in our assertion that this is obvious falsehood, since the former President has never been linked to any doubt, scandal or controversy concerning his academic qualifications.
  • “We are not aware of any probe, allegation or litigation relating to his very well known academic qualifications.
  • “For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to restate that former President Jonathan’s educational records can easily be traced to St Michael’s Primary School, Oloibiri and Mater Dei High School, lmiringi where he obtained his first school leaving certificate and General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level respectively, as well as the University of Port Harcourt, where he received his Bachelor of Science, Master’s and Doctorate degrees.
  • “Luckily, many of former President Jonathan’s classmates from primary school through the university are still alive and are traceable.
  • “It is, therefore, obvious that there is no justification for this abstruse association, as there is nothing linking the former President to the story.”
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